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    Default Renault Bose stereo interchangeability between models

    BACKGROUND
    My steed is a Laguna III, 2008 model.
    Standard ICE is a BOSE Cabasse dash mounted radio/CD stacker.
    No bluetooth. No 3.5mm jack. No USB. Just stick to CDs baby!
    Contrary to Euro units, there is no provision at the back of the unit for external input (USB or 3.5mm). Yes, I have bought one in the past and the installer said there is nowhere to plug it in. Further, the installer said there was bits of the stereo everywhere in the cabin (including under the seat?) and he couldn't even suggest an alternative.

    QUESTION
    It appears Australian (early) models of Laguna IIIs received a pauper spec of the Bose Cabasse system. In Europe it even had pop up sat nav and USB connection (curiously through a jack in the glovebox - obviously an afterthought).
    Was wondering, would the head units of the later BOSE Koleos and Latitudes be a straight swap? Did Renault Australia standardise its ICE at some point?
    I don't particularly want the pop up GPS BOSE unit, but it would be nice to have some sort of external input ability.
    Any suggestions?

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    Try this, at $7 it's cheap enough to buy-and-try.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-5mm-AU...QAAOSwSU1bQCeu

    I have a Clio 172 2003 and fitted a Parrot Mki9000 Bluetooth Handsfree kit but it's a lot more expensive at around $290, but I wanted to keep the stock head unit. ThiMki9000 plays phone, map directions and music through the car speakers. Reasonably easy to install. There are version of this with screens that display music track and address book info. I most HIGHLY recommend the Mki9000.

    Parrot have a cheaper set the CK3000 which is similarly connected through the existing car speakers but it only plays the phone through the speakers.
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    I have one of these in my 2002 Renault Laguna with Cabasse Tuner List head unit.

    Guangzhou Yatour Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. - Digital Music Changer,Bluetooth Car Adapter

    You can plug in a USB stick, SD Card and has a 3.5mm stereo input.

    I paid about $70 for mine off Ebay.

    Make sure they make one compatible with you stereo unit.
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    I installed a connect2 unit to my Laguna 2 previously - might be posted on here still.
    It just adds auxiliary input for iPod etc in my case, not handsfree or USB connectivity.
    In my case I unplugged the CD stacker, and it uses that plug.
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    Or you can get an RF unit that has no physical connection.
    You plug the RF unit into device you want to play and tune one of the radio station positions to the RF unit.
    Hi-Fi it aint, but is of acceptable quality.
    I actually have two in the car, one hidden in the ceiling for the kids DVD player.
    The other on the center console and this is for Iphone, Ipads, etc. mostly used for the phone when using GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaughanb View Post
    Try this, at $7 it's cheap enough to buy-and-try.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-5mm-AU...QAAOSwSU1bQCeu
    Yeah, have previously bought one of those. No jack to plug it in at the back sadly (nor does it have the aux option so it wouldn't work anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Or you can get an RF unit that has no physical connection.
    You plug the RF unit into device you want to play and tune one of the radio station positions to the RF unit.
    Hi-Fi it aint, but is of acceptable quality.
    I actually have two in the car, one hidden in the ceiling for the kids DVD player.
    The other on the center console and this is for Iphone, Ipads, etc. mostly used for the phone when using GPS.
    Tried that too.
    Sydney has too much noise, regardless of frequency

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I installed a connect2 unit to my Laguna 2 previously - might be posted on here still.
    It just adds auxiliary input for iPod etc in my case, not handsfree or USB connectivity.
    In my case I unplugged the CD stacker, and it uses that plug.
    I quite like having the CD stacker in the dash so I would rather keep that function.

    It looks as though it may be my next car that will have bluetooth, whenever that may eventuate.
    The 'goon is just shy of 150K so is barely run in

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    Did you look into the Parrot Mki9000 handsfree kit? It installs between the stock head unit and the speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaughanb View Post
    Did you look into the Parrot Mki9000 handsfree kit? It installs between the stock head unit and the speakers.
    No.
    That wasn't the solution I was after.

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